Surrealism was popularised through painting in particular but there were also many surreal artists who created surreal photos to express their philosophy.
Paul Nougé (Belgian, 1895 - 1967) was a friend of René Magritte, the famous Belgian surreal artist, and is considered a highly influential member of the Belgian surrealist movement. He was also a poet and theorist. He created 19 surreal photographs in 1929/1930 which were published in 1968 entitled 'Subversion of the Images'. Here's a selection of his amazing work from between 1929 and 1930.
|Paul Nougé, The Revealing Arm, 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, The Juggler, c. 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, The birds are following you, c. 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, The depth of sleep, c. 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, The Harvests of Sleep, c. 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, The Clairvoyants, 1930|
|Paul Nougé, Coat suspended in space, c. 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, The birth of the object, c. 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, Magnetic table, 1929-1930|
|Paul Nougé, Cut eyelash, 1929|
|Paul Nougé, Woman frightened by string, 1929|